• A Manager's Guide to the Database Galaxy - Part 6 (NoSQL - Key Value Stores)

    PART 6 In the last blog we considered different Wide Column Store databases and examined some facets of performance and associated costs. In this blog we look at another type of NoSQL databases, the much simpler Key Value Stores. Offerings from different vendors and examined in an attempt to highlight some of the key differences between otherwise similar technologies. We also consider the differences in performance and what costs are associated to running each database on premises or in the cloud, so that it may become clearer and easier to recognize the database that best suits your needs.
  • A Manager's Guide to the Database Galaxy - Part 3 (RDBMS)

    PART 3 In the last blogs we examined a variety of different database types and considered some of their appropriate domains and use cases. In this blog we look at actual DBMS offerings from different vendors within each database type, starting with Relational databases and moving on to different types of NoSQL in future blogs. This is done in an attempt to highlight some of the key differences between otherwise similar technologies.
  • A Manager's Guide to the Database Galaxy - Part 2

    PART 2 This is the second blog in our series comparing different database management systems. In the last blog we looked at different data structures and their corresponding database management systems. In this part of the blog series we will consider different use cases best suited to each system. Introduction All Database Management Systems have their ups and down when applied to specific situations or workloads, but each DBMS has at least one use case that it is particularly suited for (unless we are talking about a multi-model DBMS then more than one use case may apply).
  • A Manager's Guide to the Database Galaxy - Part 1

    Introduction With so many options and a consistently growing number of new technologies becoming available every year, the world of databases and data stores can be confusing or hard to keep up with. And with Oracle’s recent 18c release being mainly based around their autonomous database which may revolutionize the DBA domain all together, we thought this was a good time to revisit what we know about Databases. Different database types are best suited for different applications or workloads.
  • Oracle 18c: Larry Ellison and the Autonomous Database

    Although Larry started his presentation last week with a small faux-pas and members of the audience had to wait for the correct slides, waiting is definitely not something customers can expect from the Oracle Cloud with the new 18c Database. Everything will be better, faster, and most importantly “self-driving”. Highlights of the launch featured the much-awaited Autonomous Data Warehouse, which he claims will be as “revolutionary as the internet”, as well as improved performance, manageability, and Security.